Djokovic overtakes Federer as all-time prize money earner

Melbourne : World number one Novak Djokovic has surpassed his Swiss rival Roger Federer as the highest prize money earner of all-time in the men’s tennis after winning the Miami Open for a consecutive third time.

Djokovic’s 6-3, 6-3 win over Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori in the Miami Open final pushed his on-court earnings to 98.2 million dollars.

Meanwhile, 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer has won 97.9 million dollars as prize money.

The Serbian also matched former world number one Andre Agassi’s Miami record total of six crowns on the Florida hardcourt, reported.

With the win, Djokovic completed the US double of Miami and Indian Wells for the third year in a row and fourth time overall. (ANI)